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Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

Drawing on a new set of nationally representative, internationally comparable household surveys, this paper provides an overview of key features of structural transformation—labor allocation and labor productivity—in four African economies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7234 APR 06, 2015

McCullough,Ellen B.

Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)

This paper analyzes recent trends in Sweden's labor market regulations in relation to comparator economies and examines the relationship between labor market regulations and outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7229 APR 02, 2015

Ulku,Hulya; Muzi,Silvia

Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : chair summary (English)

Board Summary 95320 MAR 26, 2015

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wages and education levels, married women's labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7222 MAR 24, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke

As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)

This paper uses a unique data set of panel firms from the World Bank's Enterprise Surveys in 47 economies, to provide estimates of the patterns of firm exit, and analyzes various firm characteristics and conditions under which firms leave the market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7218 MAR 23, 2015

Aga,Gemechu A.; Francis,David C.

Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)

The objective of the Competitiveness and Jobs Project for Serbia is to create an environment that is more conductive to job creation for firms and workers by improving government programs related to investment and export promotion, innovation and services and benefits for the unemployed and inactive workers. ... See More +

Environmental Assessment E4795 MAR 13, 2015

Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)

Project Information Document 95069 MAR 11, 2015

What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)

Is it the institutions or firm characteristics at birth that shape startups and their early growth in developing countries? Using comprehensive data from the Indian Annual Survey of Industries this paper addresses this question by studying the early lifecycle of firms across diverse institutional environments of regions in India. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7207 MAR 06, 2015

Ayyagari,Meghana; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Maksimovic,Vojislav

Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)

India's manufacturing growth from 1989 to 2010 displays two intriguing properties: 1) a substantial fraction of absolute and net employment growth is concentrated in informal tradable industries, and 2) much of this growth is connected to the development of one-person establishments. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7206 MAR 02, 2015

Ghani,Syed Ejaz; Kerr,William Robert; Segura,Alex

Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)

This paper empirically studies the dynamics of labor market adjustment following the Brazilian trade reform of the 1990s. The paper uses variation in industry-specific tariff cuts interacted with initial regional industry mix to measure trade-induced local labor demand shocks and examines regional and individual labor market responses to those one-time shocks over two decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7205 MAR 02, 2015

Dix Carneiro,Rafael; Kovak,Brian K.

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Labor productivity and employment gaps in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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Labor market regulations and outcomes in Sweden : a comparative analysis of recent trends (English)
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APR 02, 2015 WPS7229 Policy Research Working Paper
Cote d'Ivoire - Emergency Youth Employment and Skills Development Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 26, 2015 95320 Board Summary
What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 WPS7222 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - First Programmatic State Owned Enterprises Reform Development Policy Loan Project : chair summary (English)
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MAR 24, 2015 95271 Board Summary
As the market churns : estimates of firm exit and job loss using the World Bank's enterprise surveys (English)
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MAR 23, 2015 WPS7218 Policy Research Working Paper
Serbia - Competitiveness and Jobs Project : environmental assessment : Environmental and social management framework (English)
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MAR 13, 2015 E4795 Environmental Assessment
Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 8) : Procurement plan for Borno State (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94938 Procurement Plan
Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 10) : Procurement plan for Delta State (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 11) : Procurement plan for FACA (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 13) : Procurement plan for Kaduna (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 17) : Procurement plan for Kwara State (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 18) : Procurement plan for Lgos (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 21) : Procurement plan for Ondo State (English)
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Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan : Procurement plan for Adamawa state (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94938 Procurement Plan
Nigeria - Second HIV/AIDS Program Development Project : procurement plan (Vol. 3) : Procurement plan for Adamawa state (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 94938 Procurement Plan
Morocco - Accessing Overseas Employment Opportunities for Moroccan Youth Project (English)
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MAR 11, 2015 95069 Project Information Document
What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? the role of initial conditions (English)
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MAR 06, 2015 WPS7207 Policy Research Working Paper
Informal tradables and the employment growth of Indian manufacturing (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7206 Policy Research Working Paper
Trade reform and regional dynamics : evidence from 25 years of Brazilian matched employer-employee data (English)
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MAR 02, 2015 WPS7205 Policy Research Working Paper